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    VCE VBLOCK SYSTEMS WITH CISCO NEXUS 9000 SERIES SWITCHES AND APPLICATION CENTRIC INFRASTRUCTURE DELIVERING KEY BUSINESS ADVANTAGES IN RAPIDLY CHANGING IT ENVIRONMENTS In a competitive business environment, constantly changing user demands and shifting application requirements pose complex challenges for data center and cloud infrastructure managers. Whats needed is a transformative approach to IT thats simpler, more agile, and most importantly, application-centric.

    Vblock System 300 and Vblock System 700 families with integrated Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches and Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI)together with VCE Vision Intelligent Operations softwarecan provide the improved business agility, extensive scalability, and operational simplicity needed for todays IT environments. You get dynamic assurance that you can keep pace with changing business requirements through fast, low-risk deployment of the latest technologies for next-generation data centers. The solution also delivers optimized performance and consistent operation in both virtualized and non-virtualized environments.

    Simplifying Data Center Operations Data center managers and other IT leaders must be able to rapidly deploy applications and automate the provisioning of required network resourcessuch as servers, switches, load balancers, and firewallsin a dynamic IT environment. Many IT organizations are struggling with the size and complexity of their networks, spending the majority of their time performing manual device-by-device operational tasks.

    This has seriously impacted the productivity and efficiency of your IT teams and worked against effective resource utilization. Traditional fabric approaches enable scale, but lack simplicity. In addition, true integration of physical, virtual, and cloud environments is not achieved.

    To be successful, business enterprises must shift from a static to a dynamic IT infrastructure consumption modelone that adapts quickly and efficiently to meet changing application needs.

    Vblock Systems with Nexus 9000 Series Switches and ACI are designed to leverage VCE advanced converged infrastructure and VCE Vision software to enable rapid infrastructure and application deployment for a faster time to value with reduced risk. The ACI architecture will support a programmatic, application-centric policy framework that greatly streamlines deployment, while ensuring that your applications will always be able to tap into the network infrastructure resources and services they require.

    Vblock Systems with Nexus 9000 Series Switches provide significantly greater scale and performance as well as energy cost savingswhile effectively supporting ACI for enhanced simplicity, agility, and flexibility. This makes them ideal in any enterprise, service provider, or cloud network.

    In the ACI architecture, pre-defined application network profiles can serve as desired-state policy templates that allow network administrators to specify how they want the network to operate and how physical and virtual resources should be allocated. As resources are distributed, their performance, connectivity, and security attributes will remain constantso you can program once, and use them again and again.

    All network elements will operate seamlessly togetherguided by the centralized Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC). The result? Exceptionally rapid application deployment and limitless workload mobility for improved business support and the lowest TCO.


    Automated Deployment of SAP With Vblock Systems enabled with Nexus 9000 Series Switches and ACI, SAP solutions can be automatically deployed based on desired end-states. For example, VCE and SAP are collaborating on enabling the automated deployment of SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse on Vblock Specialized Systems for SAP HANA:

    Policies are automaticallyenforced and remain constantthroughout.

    Pre-defined policy modelsenhance the productivity ofsystem administrators.

    The solution improves time tovalue and offers a better TCO,while meeting the mostdemanding performance andsecurity requirements.


    VCE, formed by Cisco and EMC with investments from VMware and Intel, accelerates the adoption of converged infrastructure and cloud-based computing models that dramatically reduce the cost of IT while improving time to market for our customers. VCE, through the Vblock Systems delivers the industrys only fully integrated and fully virtualized cloud infrastructure system.

    VCE solutions are available through an extensive partner network, and cover horizontal applications, vertical industry offerings, and application development environments, allowing customers to focus on business innovation instead of integrating, validating and managing IT infrastructure.

    Copyright 2014 VCE Company, LLC. All rights reserved. VCE, VCE Vision, Vblock, and the VCE logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of VCE Company LLC or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks used herein are the property of their respective owners.

    Providing Important Benefits to IT Managers Vblock Systems with integrated Nexus 9000 Series Switches and ACItogether with VCE Vision softwarewill enable enterprises to leverage their IT infrastructure to meet changing business demands. The critical benefits include:

    Broad VisibilityThe architecturewill offer your IT teams deep, real-time, application-centrictransparency and visibility intoVblock System operations.Applications and new technologiescan be efficiently and effectivelydeployed or scaled to meet changingdemands from application userswhile ensuring that all applicationswill have access to the resourcesneeded without impacting otherapplications utilizing similarresources.

    Better AgilityVblock Systemsenabled with Nexus 9000 SeriesSwitches and ACI make itsignificantly more efficient tomanage the resources acrossphysical and virtual environments,including those designed for IT as aservice (ITaaS) or cloud computing.This true integration of the physicaland virtual worlds allows IT teammembers to respond quickly toinfrastructure requests, spendingmore time and energy on innovationrather than on routine maintenance.

    Essential AutomationThroughVblock Systems tight integrationwith leading applications,deployment and operations arestandardized and automated. TheACI architecture can helpenterprises further optimizeapplication performance andoperationsreducing human errorand costs through processautomation, while acceleratingapplication deployment.

    Valuable InsightVCE Visionsoftware assists in the rapiddeployment of infrastructure anddynamic responsiveness to real-timeevents by collecting telemetry fromthe APIC to provide Vblock Systemswith critical metrics relating to theallocation of compute, network, andstorage resources. This insight is akey to automating the provisioning ofresources, application services,security, segmentation, andworkload placement.

    ACI Ready TodayVCE industry-leading Vblock Systems areoptimized, flexible, efficient, andprotected converged infrastructures.Every Vblock System is engineeredto deliver optimal system andapplication performance levels.Vblock Systems with integratedNexus 9000 Series Switches willprovide the fastest path to a trueapplication-centric operationalmodelenabling enterprises todeploy, scale, protect, and maintainapplications in a highly effective andtimely manner.